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Newsletter — Aug 24, 2016

Welcome to the first Hometown Humanities Livingston Newsletter!

Hometown Humanities brings a year’s worth of humanities-based events to the Livingston area—approximately 25 events, all FREE OF CHARGE, in schools, community centers, local libraries, museums and local businesses. Community members will select from Humanities Montana’s extensive catalog—programs include over 100 different presentations on topics like history, literature, current events, and the arts. Local planners also are encouraged to work with Humanities Montana staff members to create original programming on issues of importance to the community.

This newsletter is designed to keep you up to date on Hometown Humanities planning efforts and, in the months to come, the growing schedule of events.

Last month Humanities Montana staff members Kim Anderson and Sarah Kahn met with a dozen Livingstonians to learn more about the cultural strengths and challenges in their community. Now it’s time to start planning!

Upcoming Events

Kim Anderson

Sarah Kahn

Idea Exchange

with Kim Anderson & Sarah Kahn

Sep 8, 4:15pm

The Shane Lalani Center for the Arts

Join us for an afternoon conversation about the role of Hometown Humanities in Livingston. We will share information about our program offerings and how to book them, our Speakers in the Schools program, the small grants we offer to fund humanities projects, and what we have offered and funded in previous Hometown Humanities years.

We want your input on how we can serve Livingston and we hope to provide an opportunity for you to think creatively about the problems and possibilities in Livingston, to collaborate, and to put in place lines of communication that will keep us all informed and able to work in partnership to make the most of our resources

And if you can’t make this meeting, don’t worry—there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved throughout the year.

Dennis Swibold

What Happened to the News?

A Conversation with Dennis Swibold

Sep 8 • 6:30pm

Park County Library

After the idea exchange join us for a discussion, What Happened to the News?, with Dennis Swibold, professor and director of University of Montana’s School of Journalism.

Never has so much news been available. The trick is knowing how to find it and how to judge its credibility. This program, presented by a veteran journalist, author and educator, takes listeners behind the curtain to reveal how the news is made and explain the revolutionary changes facing today’s fast-paced news media. It also offers citizens tools and techniques for staying well-informed amid the virtual blizzard of information—and for participating directly in the civic debates crucial to their communities, state and nation.


Tim King & Lisa Sukut (Park County Public Library)

Kelley Dowdell & Erika Epple (The Shane Lalani Center for the Arts)

Mel Friedman (City Commissioner)

Paul Shea (Yellowstone Gateway Museum)

Suzanne Goodman (Museum board)

Patricia Grabow (Livingston Downtown Building Owners and Business Association)

Fred Schellenberg (community volunteer)

Bill Edwards (community volunteer)

Joan Kresich (Yellowstone Bend Citizens Council)

Larry Lahren (archeologist)

Andrea Peacock (Elk River Books)

Peter Fox (Park County Community Foundation)


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Please consider making a gift online to support the humanities! Your donation will make a difference helping more Montanans learn and reflect together.

Humanities Montana strives to enrich the lives of all Montanans by fostering inquiry and stimulating civil and informed conversations about the human experience.

Much more information on Humanities Montana and its many programs and services is available on our website.

Write us at:

Humanities Montana
311 Brantly
Missoula, MT, 59812-7848

or contact us via email, or call us at 406-243-6022.

Many thanks to The Shane Lalani Center for the Arts for their support of Hometown Humanities!